41st GTP Annual Conference 2023 - Bonn




Bonn, Germany



Section Global Health of the UKB

41. GTP Annual Conference    

12th-14th May 2023
Bonn, Germany

Conference theme: Learning and Teaching in Global Child Health

CME points

DatumInhaltVNR-Nr. / CME Punkte
Freitag 12.5.23 (12:00-22:00)Workshops
VNR: 2760512023013700083
Kategorie: A | Fortbildungspunkte: 7
Samstag 13.5.23 (8:30-17:00)Teaching & Learning I
Migration - a current issue in Child Health
Novelties in Clinical Paediatrics
VNR: 2760512023013700091
Kategorie: A | Fortbildungspunkte: 8
Sonntag 14.5.23 (9:00-12:50)Teaching & Learning II
New ideas and approaches in Child Health
VNR: 2760512023013700109
Kategorie: A | Fortbildungspunkte: 4

Welcome address

We would like to cordially invite you to our 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health.

Under the guiding theme “Teaching. Tomorrow. Together. — Learning and Teaching in the Context of Global Child Health”, the meeting will take place from 12 to 14 May 2023 in the Beethoven and UN city of Bonn. In addition to various workshops and submitted abstracts, you can expect exciting keynote speeches from renowned speakers as well as the chance to make and refresh personal contacts.

Aspects of teaching and learning related to international child health will be presented in medical as well as socio-cultural thematic complexes in a global as well as local context. As usual, however, the annual conference also gives enough space to present other current and relevant aspects of global child health.

Together with you, we would also like to celebrate and cordially invite you to our social evening on 13 May 2023. We will sail on the Rhine through the night, want to eat and dance to live music.

We would like to make it possible for as many interested people as possible to attend and offer reduced prices for students and health professionals as well as childcare during the conference.

We are very much looking forward to your coming and to lively discussions.

Dr Andreas Schultz (Conference President) with Dr Claudia von Both, Dr Noa Freudenthal, Dr Andreas Hansmann, Andrea Jütte, Dr Sarah Kotsias-Konopelska, Dr Carsten Krüger, Eva Kuhn, Dr Hans-Jörg Lang, Dr Christian Schmidt and Dr Ralf Weigel

Conference program

Last Update: 20.04.23
Conference language: English

Nota bene: During the event, photos and films will be taken by the GTP and the Global Heath Section for public relations purposes.

Details regarding workshops, fireside talks and the World Café are to be found here.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission is closed.

The Scientific Committee of the annual conference 2023 of the Society for Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health e.V. invites Global Child Health clinicians, practitioners, researchers and policy makers to submit their abstract for (poster) presentation. We look forward to scientific and/or clinical projects, thought-provoking questions and lessons learned.

You may submit your abstract as

  • topical abstract – related to the overarching conference theme,
  • a free abstract – not related to the conference theme, but still within the scope of Global Child Health.

The abstract can be accepted either as a presentation or a poster. If your abstract is accepted, you automatically take part in the selection process for the Helmut-Wolf-Preis. The price is awarded for the best presentation or poster on the conference.

Please submit your abstract to Globalhealthevents(a) with the subject line “GTP-Abstract”.

Criteria for your Abstract

  • Only submissions in English will be accepted.
  • Submit your abstract as a PDF file.
  • Give your full name and affiliation in the e-mail text.
  • Do not include any personal information in the abstract document to enable blind review.
  • Structure your abstract as follows:
    1. Research Abstract: title, research question, method, results, discussion
    2. Project Abstract: title, project description, lessons learned
  • The abstract must not exceed 3.000 characters (including blank spaces).
  • Indicate below the abstract
    1. if you deem it to be a topical or free abstract,
    2. if you prefer to present orally or a poster.


Workshop Sessions (Friday 13:00-17:30)

University Hospital Bonn
Lehrgebäude (A10)
Venusberg-Campus 1
D - 53127 Bonn
How to get there

Opening ceremony (Saturday 18:30)

Hörsaal 2
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 5
D - 53115 Bonn

Conference program Saturday and Sunday

Hörsaal A
Nussallee 10
D - 53115 Bonn
How to get there

Social program

General Information

The conference team has created a PDF with useful information about sightseeing in Bonn.



Instead of a second workshop, we offer the opportunity to get to know Bonn better on a guided city tour. The city tour will then end at the location of the conference kick-off. Please let us know your interest in this city tour when registering (deadline: 20.4.23). For people who are not members of the GTP, a city tour on Saturday afternoon will be offered as an alternative.


Following the conference kick-off, we invite you to a get-together with snacks and drinks. Make new contacts, toast the reunion with colleagues and get into the conference mood.



For people who are not members of the GTP, a guided city tour will be offered during the GTP general meeting. For GTP members, a city tour will take place on Friday afternoon.

Please let us know your interest in this city tour when registering (deadline: 20.4.23).



We cordially invite you to spend Saturday evening with a buffet and live music and dancing on the MS Poseidon. The ship will depart from bridge 13 after the MV at around 8 p.m. and will sail the Rhine towards Cologne and back towards Koblenz until around 1 a.m.. For all those who want to continue dancing after the end of the cruise, the conference office has further tips and information ready. 

We also try to make it possible to leave the ship for the first time around 10.30/23 pm. 


The conference organizers have created a list of hotels close to the conference venue of different prize categories. This list can be accessed here.

Registration, fees and cancellation policy

Conference fees

Early bird (until incl. 28.2.23)Regular fee (from 1.3.23)
GTP memberPhysician€ 190€ 210
Student / non-physician health professional€ 80€ 90
Non GTP memberPhysician€ 210€ 230
Student / non-physician health professional€ 90€ 100
Social eveningRegular€ 50€ 70
Student / non-physician health professional€ 30€ 40
Accompanying person€ 50€ 70
Children 0-10 years€ 0 € 0
Children 10-14 years€ 25€ 25
Day ticket Friday or Sunday (excl. social events)To be payed cash or via direct transfer on site€ 70€ 70
Day ticket Saturday (excl. social events)To be payed cash or via direct transfer on site€ 130€ 130
Day ticket Saturday (excl. social events)To be payed cash or via direct transfer on site€ 30€ 30


We are pleased to offer you the following discounts.

For invited speakersNo conference fee
For corresponding author with accepted abstract (presentation and poster)For the corresponding author the conference fee will be reduced to the student fee.
For workshop leadersExcemption from conference fee for one workshop leader per workshop
For students and apprenticesWith presentation of a valid student ID students under the age of 31 years will have the opportunity to take part in the conference free of charge in exchange for being available for 6h or more as a conference facilitator.  Indicate in the comments field if you wish to make use of this option. You will get access to a survey at the beginning of May where you can freely indicate when and how you want to help out.

Credit points

CME points are applied for

Cancellation policy

  • In case of cancellation up to and including 15.03.2023, we will refund the entire conference fee. 
  • In case of cancellation up to and including 10.04.2023, we will refund half of the corresponding conference fee. 
  • Unfortunately, we cannot make any refunds after 11.4.2023.  

Conflicts of interest and Sponsoring

The content of this event will be designed to be product and service neutral. We confirm that the scientific management and the speakers will disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants.

We would like to thank the following supporters, whose donations made it possible to hold this event:

Contact information

General inquiries and comments (not for registration): globalhealthevents(a)


Banking details

Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und
Internationale Kindergesundheit (GTP) e. V.
Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03
Betreff: “GTP2023 Beitrag, Ihr Vor- und Nachname”

Abstract Submission: Closed

Paediatric ETAT+ trainings 2023

2nd to 4th June 2023 in Stuttgart, Germany and

6th to 8th October 2023 in Hamburg, Germany

Applications for this course are welcome!



  • Target group: medical professionals with work experience, who are preparing for a placement abroad (e.g. physicians, nursing staff, midwifes, emergency technicians; no students, sorry!)
  • Course language: English
  • Organizers: working group ETAT of GTP
  • Stuttgart: Stuttgarter Pädiatrie- und Patienten-Simulator (STUPS)
  • Hamburg: Kinderkrankenhaus Wilhelmstift
  • Fees: Doctors 380€, Nursing staff 190€
  • Registration


The concept ETAT

ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment) is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in first-level facility-based care in East Africa and Asia, thereby reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and periurban areas.

ETAT guidelines are designed to deal with common problems in paediatric departments in low resource setting where

  • Inpatient mortality is high.
  • Many of the patients die within 24 hours of admission

Common problems are e.g. inadequate service, low training level of staff, especially in emergency care, no or few written protocols, delays in initiating care. ETAT guidelines are developed by WHO and are adapted from the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) guidelines used in western countries. ETAT guidelines are specifically aligned to common problems in the paediatric basic emergency care of in institutions with limited resources. They identify children with immediately life-threatening conditions which are most frequently seen in developing countries, such as obstruction of the airway and other breathing problems caused by infections, shock, severely altered central nervous system function (coma or convulsions), and severe dehydration in a structured and comprehensible manner and present simple yet clear guidelines for their medical care.

These guidelines were developed in Malawi, and were field-tested in several other countries including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya and Niger.

In many places, ETAT is the cornerstone of decision making at first contact with a patient.


The paediatric ETAT+ course

The working group ETAT emerged within the GTP on the initiative of three alumni of the Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics (TropPaed), who have experienced the clinical significance of ETAT on various missions abroad. They have been trained as tutors and have lead trainings abroad. The first ETAT+ training by this working group was held successfully in September 2018 in Witten/Herdecke and received very positive feedback. The training is now becoming a regular event.

The course focusses on improving global child health through capacity building as well as assessment and treatment of sick children in low resource settings. It offers an introduction to a well-organized “critical care pathway” and good quality, basic paediatric emergency care, which can help to reduce paediatric hospital mortality.

Course objectives

The course is primarily based on an interactive training, skill stations and scenarios which are preceded by lectures on the topic.

  • Triage all sick children when they arrive at a health facility, into the following categories:
    • those with emergency signs
    • those with priority signs
    • those who are non-urgent cases
  • Assess a child’s airway and breathing and give emergency treatments.
  • Bag and mask application
  • Assess the child’s status of circulation and level of consciousness
  • Manage shock, coma, and convulsions in a child.
  • Assess and manage severe dehydration in a child with diarrhoea
  • Intraosseous canula insertion
  • Manage acute severe malnutrition
  • Manage a sick neonate and a premature baby
  • Assess and manage burns and trauma in a child
  • Plan and implement ETAT in your own working area
Impressions from the courses

“I liked all of the practical sessions – all very useful.”
“Very practical and structured training.”
“I liked the trainer team: good mixture, lots of experience, passionate teaching.”

TropPaed 2023 - Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health

FULLY BOOKED!!! The five-day intensive course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health has been held annually since 2010, is continuously developed and addresses the most important medical, intercultural, political and infrastructural challenges of global paediatrics.


15-19 May 2023
(Arrival: 14 May 2023)


Schloß Rauischholzhausen


Participants: max. 50
Course language: Englisch


After the cancellation of the course in 2021 due to the pandemic and the postponement of the TropPaed course and the GTP annual conference to the warm season in order to minimise the risk of a face-to-face event due to COVID-related restrictions, we are pleased to invite you to Rauischholzhausen for a second time in May!

We would like to offer you again a varied programme of lectures, practical small group work and clinically oriented seminars. In addition, there will be plenty of time for international exchange of plans and experiences.

As our planning progresses, you will continually find more details about the timetable and lecturers on this page.

Preliminary program

Here you will find the preliminary topics of the course. On some days, case studies of the international guests will be presented and an evening programme will take place.

Please note: small changes to time and in rare cases content of lectures can occur

Possibility of dinner on the day of arrival (start between 19-20 hrs).

Daily breakfast (7-8:30), lunch (approx. 12:45-14:15) and dinner (approx. 18:45-20)
Two coffee breaks
Partial optional evening programme after dinner

Thursday evening: Farewell party with theme!

Departure on Friday after lunch around 14:00.

COVID-19: Current regulations will be announced before the course starts.

Optional possibility of arrival already on Sunday.
Check-in from 5 pm with dinner around 7-8 pm.

Start: approx. 8:45   —   End: approx. 21:00

  • ntroduction round
  • Introduction to Global Child Health (C. Krüger)
  • Programs in international / global health (L. Molyneux)
  • Antibiotic stewardship (S. Kotsias-Konopelska)
  • Ward management (I. Schmidt, Sr. Sophia)
  • Neglected tropical diseases (C. Rothe)
  • Sickle cell disease (J. Mwatonoka)
  • Intercultural communication (A. Züchner)
  • Case presentations
  • Climate change (S. Lorenz)
  • Evening program: Discussion on climate change

Start: approx. 8:45   —   End: approx. 21:00

  • The critically ill child (K. van ‘t Ende)
  • Introductions to: Malaria (R. Kobbe), Severe malnutrition (J. Lindert, K. Baumgartner), neurological emergencies (T. Oneko), ETAT (L.Molyneux, AG ETAT)
  • Practical small groups on: Shock, severe malnutrition, neurological and respiratory emergencies, ETAT, malaria
  • Case presentations
  • Decolonizing health (H. Mirza)

Start: approx. 8:45   —   End: approx. 21:00

  • Neonatology in resource limited settings (L. Molyneux, M. Köhler)
  • Obstetrics in resource limited settings (C. Hach)
  • Practical small groups on: CPAP/KMC, neonatal rescucitation, gastroschisis, neonatology, interventions
  • Surgery as component of Global Child Health (J. Lindert, T. Mabanza)
  • Research in resource limited settings (xxx)
  • Evening program: with whom and how to go abroad

Start: approx. 8:45   —   End: approx. 21:00

  • Tropical dermatology (C. Adamczick)
  • Implementing ultrasound in paediatrics in LMIC (C. Schmidt)
  • Case presentations
  • Paediatric oncology in Malawi (R. Mzikamanda)
  • Palliative care im LMIC (S. Loetz)
  • Introduction to: Malnutrition (M. Krawinkel), tuberculosis (F. Brinkmann), HIV (xxxx)
  • Practical small groups on: malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis
  • Farewell party

Start: approx. 8:45   —   End: approx. 14:00

  • Practical small groups on: malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis
  • Laboratory in basic conditions (xxx)
  • Caring for remote populations (P. Santacruz Ortega)
  • Feedback and farewell

Course fee and registration

The price includes course participation, accommodation from 14-19 May, meals and coffee breaks from Sunday (dinner) to Friday (lunch) and course materials. The price does not include alcoholic beverages and drinks outside of those served at meals and coffee breaks, as well as transport costs and any compulsory Sars-CoV-2 testing we may incur.

Scholarships for colleagues from LMIC are available. Applications will be received until Octobre 15th 2022 (to: gtpscholarships(a) Please send us a motivational letter, CV and reference letter. Further details: “Förderung internationaler Kollegen“.

Course is fully booked

Regular fee non-member

from 16.3.23

Regular fee non-member

Early Bird until 15.3.23
1100 €

Member of GTP/ESPID

from 16.3.23

Mitglieder-Preis GTP/ESPID

Early Bird until 15.3.23
1000 €


We are pleased to be able to hold our course again at Schloss Rauischholzhausen, the conference and training centre of the University of Gießen. This historic and beautiful venue is perfect for our course as it offers the possibility of accommodating all participants, organisers and lecturers in one place, good facilities and a very fair financial framework. The versatile room selection meets our demand of lectures combined with small group work. Catering includes three main meals and two coffee breaks per day. All but one main meal will be vegetarian. Hosting the course there for the first time in 2016 has proven to be a complete success. We will keep you informed about current Sars-CoV-2 hygiene regulations here on our homepage.

Schloßpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund

Sponsoring and support

We sincerely thank all the volunteer co-organisers of the course for their years of dedication as well as our financial supporters!

We assure you that our intensive course is designed to be product and service neutral and all content is independent of commercial interests. No services and/or products are advertised. Possible conflicts of interest are disclosed in a self-disclosure.

European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Kindermissionswerk “Die Sternsinger”

GTP ultrasound courses

Since 2017, we have been offering ultrasound courses outside Germany. Here you have the opportunity to examine typical findings with experienced course leaders in that region and get to know parts of the respective country in your free time. The courses are mainly aimed at young residents who learn together with the residents of the specialist programme and young local specialists with little or no experience in sonography.


Basic course

Sonography of the skull and brain, thorax and abdomen for the basic diagnosis of pathologies and the performance of interventions such as pleural punctures.

Echocardiography course

Sonography of the heart with learning of the most important sectional planes and pathologies.

General course information

  • Course language: English
  • Participants: 20 European and local doctors
  • Course fees: Single course 500 euros, double course 900 euros
  • Not included in the course fee: Travel, accommodation, visas, vaccinations and other travel arrangements. Please organise this yourself, but we are happy to provide recommendations and assistance.
  • Cancellation policy: follows


Next courses


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We are very much looking forward to your participation! Please take a moment to read the cancellation policy and fill out the form below completely. Your registration is binding.

Registration will be activated as soon as the exact course modalities are known.


04.11.-08.11.2019  /  Echocardiography  /  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
28.10.-01.11.2019  /  Basic course /  Mwanza, Tanzania
11.05.-21.05.2019  /  Basic course /  Kathmandu, Nepal
05.11.-09.11.2018  /  Echocardiographz  /  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
29.10.-02.11.2018  /  Basic course /  Mwanza, Tanzania
06.11.-15.11.2017  /  Basic course and Echocardiography  /  Mwanza, Tanzania